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Cookies for breakfast?! These power-packed snacks are a healthy start

Pssst… hey… wanna make your kids' day? Tell them they're getting cookies for breakfast! Baking up a batch of these nut- and fruit-filled goodies is easier than mixing and scooping out morning muffins, and more fun than sending everyone off to school with a packaged bar. Salty, sweet and chewy, …

Breakfast

15 Unique Twists on the Classic Caramel Apple

Sorry, candy corn. As much as we adore you, there’s another classic fall treat that will forever own our hearts. Yup, we’re talking about the sweet and juicy caramel apple. In fact, we love this simple dessert so much, we’ve decided to keep the flavor combo going strong all season long with 15 …

Dessert

7 Excellent Tomato-Free White Pizza Recipes

Meet the white pizza, a flavorful blank slate for your favorite toppings. Here are seven awesome white pizza recipes to try:<p>Not all gooey, cheesy …

Italian Food

Blueberry Cheesecake Galette

Make the dough: Pulse the flour, granulated sugar, vinegar and salt in a food processor until combined. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture …

How to Pickle Vegetables the Italian Way (aka Giardiniera)

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Pickle your favorite summer vegetables to keep them around for longer.</i><p>Giardiniera is a really simple, age-old way to preserve homegrown vegetables …

18 Pickle Recipes That Are A Big Dill

Preserve the season.<p>Those are the four basic ingredients you need when it comes to preserving — or pickling — delicious eats. If you're fortunate enough to find yourself with a glut of asparagus, a few bins of blueberries: Pickling's the answer. <b>Here are 18 ways to get started.</b><p><i>Riddley</i> …

Sweet Corn

15 Ways To Make Quick, Healthy Summer Lunches

Lunch is one of those meals you often forget about until you're starving. And once that point of hunger desperation has been reached, the idea of making the meal a healthy one gets overtaken by the need to get food into your belly <i>fast</i>. Pizza, burgers, whatever's quick. Unfortunately, this is not …

Healthy Eating

8 Recipes All About That Cream of Mushroom Richness

In the early 20th century, the Campbell Soup Company produced a line of condensed soups that changed American cooking. It’s cream of mushroom, when …

Recipes

Garlicky Chinese Greens You Can Easily Make at Home

<i>Put down the phone: Betty from Le Jus D'Orange is translating the takeout favorite you're about to order into a recipe you can cook in your own kitchen.</i><p><i>Today: You'll only find garlicky stir-fried pea shoots on the menu</i> some <i>of the time—and that's why you should learn to make them at home.</i><p>If you’ve …

The Best Starter Houseplants & How to Care for Them

<i>Life-long plant whisperer Caroline Lange shares her love for houseplants—and which are easiest to care for.</i><p><i>Some of my plants at home in Brooklyn</i><p>Part of my affair with houseplants comes, I’m sure, from my mother, a landscape designer whose own houseplants trail their leafy arms along two thirds of …

This New Sriracha Is Spreadable and Way Hotter

It's barrel-aged like a fine whiskey.<p>We've seen a million ways to use Sriracha: add it to butter, drizzle it on donuts, marinade chicken wings with honey, the list could go on and on. But no one has really messed with the rooster sauce's formula—until now.<p>Sosu Barrel-Aged Sriracha ($10) was created …

Sriracha Sauce

How to Make Hawaiian Pizza Dip Using a Pineapple Bowl

<i>Foodbeast / Peter Pham</i><p>I love Hawaiian Pizza, and I love dip, but I'd never seen them married together -- until now.<p>You know the Hawaiian Pizza format, typically consisting of cheese, tomato sauce, ham and pineapple. You also know the dip format, some sort of less-than-solid substance you can scoop …

Cooking

Raspberry Ice Cream

Listen up, because we're only going to say this once: You do not need an ice-cream maker for this recipe. Just add some fresh raspberries to your shopping list, stat.<p><b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>Get the recipe.</b><p><b>How To Make The World's Easiest Ice-Cream Sandwich Ombre Ice-Cream Cake Chocolate Coconut Almond …

Ice Cream

Homemade Instant Oatmeal 5 Ways | HBH

Instructions<p>Instant Oat Base<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. *<p>Spread the oats in an even layer on 2 baking sheets and toast in the oven for 10-15 …

Breakfast

Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Basil Salad

11K<p>194<p>Shares 11K<p>While in the states for a vacation this summer, I took advantage of the overload of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, fresh ears of corn, …

Egg-Free Ice Cream is Less Temperamental (& Just as Delicious)

<i>Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt is figuring out what makes our favorite classics work—and then making them even better.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Think you need to temper eggs and dirty a million bowls to make creamy, buttery ice cream? Think again.</i><p>Pie making doesn’t give me pause. Homemade puff pastry? No …

4 Delicious Pork Dishes That Are Actually Healthy

1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil<br>2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce<br>1 cup chopped yellow onion<br>1 1/2 cups shredded brussels sprouts<br>1 Tbsp peanut oil<br>2 cloves garlic, chopped<br>1 Tbsp chopped ginger<br>8 oz 96 percent lean ground pork<br>3/4 tsp Chinese five-spice powder<br>1/8 tsp black pepper<br>1 egg plus 2 whites, lightly …

Food

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Harissa is a great shortcut ingredient to flavor, but no two jars (or tubes) are the same. Taste first—if it seems very spicy, use a bit less. You can always stir more into the chickpeas when the dish is finished. Learn how to make this recipe and more …

Chickpeas

Is It Really Possible to Be in Love with Two People at Once?

“We are complex and complicated beings, and it’s very possible that two different traits in two different people can both appeal to us,” says Durvasula. As you grow and develop as an individual, you might find yourself drawn to people who complement different aspects of who you are.<p>“Attraction is a …

Two Ingredient Cookies (naturally gluten free, vegan and sugar free cookies)

Sometimes all you really really want is a cookie! Am I right?<p>But buying a bag is dangerous. Cravings hit and before you know it, you’re scraping the …

16 Delicious Desserts Proving Raspberries and Chocolate Belong Together

Looking for an elegant dessert for your next dinner party? Here's 16 perfect raspberry-chocolate dishes.<p><b>1. Glazed Dark Chocolate Donuts</b><p>These donuts are truly decadent: Blogger Deliciously Yum glazed simple cake donuts with a combination of chocolate and raspberries — best served warm so the icing …

Sky-High Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make cupcakes as directed on box; cool completely on cooling rack, …

18 Mason Jar Salads That Make Perfect Healthy Lunches

Easy ways to eat yer greens all week long.<p><b>The dressing goes in first.</b> This is so important! This guarantees that your salad ingredients don't get soggy.<p><b>Then go with a grain or a protein, or anything else big and chunky.</b> This protects your more delicate ingredients from getting wet.<p><b>Then the fixings.</b> …

Blood oranges in caramel with sour-cream rice pudding recipe

Try your hand at liquid and crunchy caramel for this elegant seasonal dessert<p>You can use double cream for this, but I love the contrast the sour cream gives. The oranges improve immeasurably by sitting in the caramel for 24 hours.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b> <b><br>For the blood oranges:</b><br>225g (8oz) granulated sugar<br>10 …

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Blend up one of these concoctions for a quick nutrition fix<p>shutterstock<p>Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.<p>(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use …

11 Healthy Recipes That Sneak Spinach into Your Diet

<i>Pictured: Hefty Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups recipe from CHOW</i>One sure sign that spring’s approaching is the sight of perky green spinach leaves at the …

Food

9 Ways Therapists Can Tell If Your Relationship Won't Work

<b>1. Your Conflicts Include Criticism and Contempt.</b><br>Instead of saying, "Please unload the dishwasher," it sounds more like this: "Do you have some sort of mental condition? Or are you just too stupid to remember to do what I asked?" Notice how the criticism is not about the task—it's about the person. …

The 100 Best Fitness Tips of All Time | Men's Health

It's also the secret to a powerful body, as you're about to find out. In our never-ending mission to get you in the greatest shape of your life, we've grilled the world's top experts and combed our own archives to find 100 perfect fitness training tips—small gems that will make a huge difference in …